i have been taking 30mg morphine sulphate for 5 years after 2 back surgeries. after reading the reviews from pain patients.is this medication equivalent or better than what i take now.
Roxicodone 30 mg is an immediate release formulation of medicine and is prescribed at various intervals according to your Drs orders. I have seen them prescribed from every 12 hours to every 4 hours. As to whether or not it is better than what you take now? It is a judgement call. You will get some who say yes, it is better than morphine and others who say no. Is your Morphine a long acting product or an immediate release product? If you are used to a long acting product you may not get as long lasting relief from Roxicodone. OxyContin is the long acting version of oxycodone and Roxicodone or OxyIR are some of the immediate release products of oxycodone. MSContin or Morphine Sulfate CR, Kadian and Avinza are long acting versions of Morphine. MSIR is the immediate release version. If you have chronic pain, you will probably be better served with a long acting product for your main pain control and an immediate release product for breakthrough pain.
- Roxicodone Information for Consumers
- Roxicodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Roxicodone (detailed)
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